VN attends 39th AIPA General Assembly in Singapore
16:19 | 05/09/2018

VGP – The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) has been actively involved in the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) activities, contributing to building the ASEAN community towards stability and sustainable development.

National Assembly Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty attends the the first plenary session of the 39th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly, Singapore, September 4, 2018 - Photo: VNA

NA Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty made that statement at the 39th AIPA General Assembly, which opened in Singapore on September 4.

Speaking at the first plenary session of the AIPA-39, Mr. Ty suggested the AIPA continue to place a high premium on ASEAN codes of conduct, such as abiding by international law, promote solidarity and unity as a joint effort to maintain peace and security, build trust, prevent all possible conflicts in the region; and actively implement commitments in ASEAN.

The AIPA promote parliamentarian scrutiny of the implementation of the ASEAN master plan in terms of the pillar of policy, economy, and society-culture, he recommended.

The Vietnamese leader proposed enhancing coordination and assistance among member nations to develop economy, narrow development gap, improving people’s living standards, coping with climate change, protecting the environment, energy security, and water resources.

With the theme “Towards a Resilient and Innovative Community”, the event drew over 350 delegates from both member and observing countries, along with representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat and parliamentarians from Morocco and Norway as guests of the host.

The AIPA consists of all 10 ASEAN parliaments, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

By Hoang Ha

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